Innovative teaching techniques that incorporate hands-on participation in the living arts can change the lives of girls living in the most impoverished neighborhoods of New York City. Under-resourced schools are often restricted to offering a basic, uniform curriculum—in the absence of adapted teaching methods, girls in desperate need of individual support can too easily fall behind.
The solutions we're proposing
W4’s Field Project, Time In, has been helping these vulnerable girls to stay on track. Its Out ‘N About field trips give some of New York City’s youngest, most impoverished girls the chance to benefit from a comprehensive arts education as they visit the city's most vibrant hubs of artistic talent. Sketchbooks and colored pencils in hand, the girls are free to open their eyes and minds to the uniquely inspiring power of the arts as they roam the vast hallways of New York’s contemporary art museums and galleries.
The impact of giving
Thanks to these Out ‘N About field trips, underprivileged girls have a chance to broaden their visual landscape and develop their cultural repertoire. As they gain a greater sense of the world they inhabit, so they begin to see themselves differently. Increased self-awareness and confidence, they become more creatively and positively involved in their communities. Act now to empower New York’s underprivileged girls through a rich, stimulating education, offering them the chance to flourish and grow through art!